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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 14:40
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By wdc
...or perhaps you would have been thinking, why,...

...or perhaps you would have been thinking, why, they have Corn Buntings in California!


-B.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 04:31
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By wdc
Thanks for the correction. I admit it was...

Thanks for the correction. I admit it was audacious to suggest an I.D. for a bird without knowing the region at all... and living a fair distance away... ;-)

-Bill
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By wdc
Looks like a Song Sparrow to me. -Bill

Looks like a Song Sparrow to me.

-Bill
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 19th May 2018, 15:25
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Andy, I am definitely enjoying the binoculars!...

Andy, I am definitely enjoying the binoculars! I'm running an errand in the North Bay today and plan to use the EDG in some wetlands. It's probably more of a scope friendly environment, but I'll see...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 19th May 2018, 15:15
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Thanks Barry. I generally stay on trail as the...

Thanks Barry. I generally stay on trail as the poison oak is abundant. However the sounds I was hearing were intriguing, and the location was actually a clearing amongst the trees where a house had...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 18th May 2018, 04:48
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Birding a bit with 10x...

I was fortunate to purchase a used Nikon EDG 10x42 a few weeks ago, however I've only had limited opportunity to use them. A few days ago I left work early and went birding in the early evening at...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 17th May 2018, 21:05
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By wdc
Swarovski repaired some 8x32 els that the focus...

Swarovski repaired some 8x32 els that the focus wheel broke off of, when my wife tripped on a hike last summer. Took a little over a month, but they came back fully functional, and no charge. I think...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 02:47
Replies: 76
Views: 1,802
Posted By wdc
For used binoculars, I'd say the Birdforum...

For used binoculars, I'd say the Birdforum classifieds. Great folks, and they take care of the bins. Decent prices too!

For new, brick and mortar, local store: Wild Birds Unlimited in Novato, Ca. I...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 6th May 2018, 03:35
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
Chosen and Andy, I think you are right. I am...

Chosen and Andy, I think you are right. I am thankful that there are a few binoculars that actually fit me really well WITH my glasses on. But its clear that when they accommodate me, others that...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 6th May 2018, 00:35
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
Tom, That's great news that you found a binocular...

Tom, That's great news that you found a binocular that gives you the whole field.
In addition, it has excellent optics, so its a win-win, except for your pocket book...

If you want to shop for less...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd May 2018, 13:32
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Binocular paradise! You buy binoculars, and...

Binocular paradise! You buy binoculars, and money flows into your pockets... ;-)

I've been enjoying hearing about all the great views and experiences you've been having with your new binoculars and...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 1st May 2018, 22:50
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Hi Barry, I think the some of the best observing...

Hi Barry, I think the some of the best observing is when there are limits, so you really pay attention to what it is you've got in front of you. That will sharpen your observing skills, regardless of...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 1st May 2018, 15:32
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Sounds like you had a great, immersive day out...

Sounds like you had a great, immersive day out with your new bins and the birds. As it should be. I'm happy you like the 8x32 ELs. You got some good birds too! The Orioles and the Grosbeaks have...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 1st May 2018, 00:37
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
The Conquest HD 8x42 work fine for me. -Bill

The Conquest HD 8x42 work fine for me.
-Bill
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 22:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
For what its worth, I find that Leica, at 17mm...

For what its worth, I find that Leica, at 17mm works for me with glasses. Zeiss at 18mm.

Noctivid is 19, so might work for you, as that is 2mm more than I need. There's the possibility it will fit....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 22:50
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
The original Ultravid 7x42 has 17mm, and so does...

The original Ultravid 7x42 has 17mm, and so does the Trinovid HD 8x32. I did try out the Ultravid HD+ 8x32 in a shop, and it was like looking through a blurry keyhole with my glasses on. Impossible!...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 22:08
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By wdc
That is frustrating. I am lucky that both of...

That is frustrating. I am lucky that both of those pairs fit me, but there are plenty that don't. I'm aware that I need more eye relief than some others on the forum who also wear glasses, but you've...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 15:24
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
Thanks Lee! -Bill

Thanks Lee!

-Bill
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 15:16
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
When we used to walk our dogs at the places I now...

When we used to walk our dogs at the places I now bird, I paid birders no mind. They just seemed slightly a-social, silently clustered in a group gazing somewhere (waiting for us to pass by with our...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th April 2018, 14:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,532
Posted By wdc
Its too close to possible isn't it? The IS aspect...

Its too close to possible isn't it? The IS aspect of powered optics is alluring, but it does open that door to 'enabling' the encroachment of software driven 3rd party access even further into one's...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th April 2018, 05:46
Replies: 265
Views: 7,823
Posted By wdc
I got out again both days this weekend in the...

I got out again both days this weekend in the mornings to bird. Hills are still green, poison oak is thriving, and the birds are active. We hiked up an alternate route to the Briones dam, and came...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th April 2018, 04:32
Replies: 36
Views: 1,532
Posted By wdc
The Leica logo resembles the Coca-Cola logo from...

The Leica logo resembles the Coca-Cola logo from another era. Doesn't bother me, but that's what it reminds me of. When I was a kid, whether you drank soda pop or not, you saw a lot of Coca Cola...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th April 2018, 20:30
Replies: 75
Views: 2,094
Posted By wdc
Ah, the neglected family that grows while one is...

Ah, the neglected family that grows while one is figuring out what works best, through extended use and comparison.

It is nice to have some extras that you know will work for you, that others can...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 23:44
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By wdc
Hi Andy, Understood about your inclinations,...

Hi Andy, Understood about your inclinations, however, I have used my 15 x 50's on a tripod out at an estuary without the IS ( no need because tripod...) and they offer a fine view. Yes they are bulky...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th April 2018, 21:44
Replies: 61
Views: 1,455
Posted By wdc
Maybe someone who works there monitors Bird...

Maybe someone who works there monitors Bird Forum, and decided that with all this buzz we're generating, they are justified in raising the prices. The reason they marked them down in the first place...
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